Surrey Award Ramprakash New Contract

Surrey Award Ramprakash New Contract
Surrey Award Ramprakash New Contract
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Surrey batsman Mark Ramprakash has signed a new contract extension which will see him remain at the Kia Oval until the end of the 2012 season.

Ramprakash, who as scored more than 15,000 first-class runs for Surrey, will be 43 when the contract expires. He is currently recovering from a knee injury suffered while playing football in November.

"I am still enjoying my cricket, maintaining my fitness and am still able to score runs for Surrey, so extending my contract was a very simple decision for me," Ramprakash told the club's official website (

"Under (Professional Cricket Manager) Chris Adams and Rory Hamilton-Brown, Surrey has a very exciting young side who I feel have the capability to win trophies over the next two years. Helping them achieve their potential will be both enjoyable and rewarding and I look forward to playing my full part over the next two years at the Kia Oval."

Adams added: "Mark Ramprakash is the finest domestic batsman of his generation and still has a huge amount to offer Surrey County Cricket Club.

"To have a man with his ability, experience and energy in your dressing room is simply something that cannot be bought and I look forward to continue working with him for the next two seasons."

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